Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Fayre 2016

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to support our annual Emmanuel House Christmas Fayre on Saturday 3rd December 2016 and once again it was a great success.  I hope you all had a lovely time and enjoyed yourselves as I know I did.

It was fabulous to see everyone and we really had a fun time, catching up, tucking in to a delicious buffet and singing along with Christmas tunes.

As well as refreshments and food we had a tombola, raffle and gifts for sale.

Everyone did there big to make our Christmas Fayre 2016 a huge success.

Raymond, Ryan and I had such a laugh and it was great to all catch up with everyone.

We raised the fantastic sum of £650.00 and I must say without your help, support, generosity and dedication it would not have been possible.  All the money raised will be going towards our Emmanuel House holiday homes that we have purchased and situated in Eastgate Weardale where cancer patients, the terminally ill and their families can go to for respite care completely free of charge.

Each caravan has its own decking area with outdoor table and chairs where you can sit and soak in the beautiful scenery and atmosphere.  There is also a country pub/hotel called the Cross Keys within a few minutes’ walking distance from the site which has wheelchair access, a silver service restaurant attached and a beer garden at the rear with a running river view and access for parking if needed.  They provide a much needed break for people to relax and spend time with their families.

Five to six regular Macmillan nurses across the North East refer patients to me and last year we managed to provide respite holidays for thirty-two families and their carer’s who all had a wonderful time and 2016 has been just as busy.

Next year the total costs of running the holiday homes will be approximately £8,000.00, this is because of site fees, rates, gas, electric and the insurances going up each year as well as keeping them maintained to a very high standard.

So thank you all once again for your continuous help and support as it means so much and I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.